Media Invitation – Paychecks for Patriots – December 1

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    Media Advisory November 30, 2022

    Media Invitation to Paychecks for Patriots
    FORT MYERS, Fla — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) invites media to attend the Paychecks for Patriots event hosted by New Level Church. Veterans have exclusive access to employers during the first hour of the event who are looking for work within the Fort Myers area. After 11 a.m., the event will be open to the general public.
    WHAT: FDC is participating in a Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair in Fort Myers, Florida. Interested media is invited to attend and will be welcome to gather b-roll footage at the event as well as interview a Warden about the various career paths and recent statewide salary increases.
    WHY: FDC is a proud employer of current and former service members and looking to recruit men and women interested in a career as a correctional officer. The new starting salary is $20 an hour with additional salary additives for those working in select counties. Benefits begin on day one and include health insurance, retirement, free college tuition waivers, and more.
    WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00 A.M. EST
    Media should arrive no later than 10:00 a.m. for processing and equipment setup.
    WHERE: Next Level Church – Fort Myers Job Fair
    12400 Plantation Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33966
    CONTACT: To RSVP, please contact Regional Communications Coordinator, Zhaporah Stewart, at (850) 544-3032 or
    For more information about FDC job opportunities, please click here.
    As Florida’s largest state agency, and the third largest state prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates 80,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.

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